Discrimination at work
Discrimination is what it commonly means to treat some people differently from others. And it’s not always illegal after all, there are people who receive different salaries depending on their status and skills. However, there are certain reasons why a boss cannot carry out discriminatory acts against any worker because there are laws that protect him.
Discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee less favorably than others. An example of this could mean that a woman receives less pay than a male colleague for doing the same work or that a worker from an ethnic minority community is denied training opportunities offered to other colleagues.
There are specific laws against some types of discrimination. If your superior treats you unfairly and unfavorably for a malfounded reason, you have the right to take legal action.
There are anti-discrimination laws based on certain prejudices: Gender Sex
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Religion or belief
There are also laws that prohibit workers from being fired or treated less favorably than other workers:
work Types of discrimination Laws protect employees who have suffered discrimination
in any of its different types.
occurs when an employer treats an employee unfavorably compared to other workers for any of the reasons listed above. For example, a case of direct discrimination would be if a public transportation driver were only available to transport male customers.
discrimination occurs when a work condition or rule disadvantages or ridicules one group of people more than another. For example, saying that job applicants must look clean-shaven puts members of some religious groups at a disadvantage.
Indirect discrimination is illegal, whether or not it is done on purpose. It is only allowed if it is strictly necessary for the proper functioning of a business, and that this is the only way to achieve it. For example, the condition that job applicants must be clean and clean-shaven could be justified if the work is related to food handling and it is demonstrated that the worker does not have a beard or mustache as this poses a genuine hygiene risk.
You have the right not to be inconvenienced or relegated at work or in any of the possible scenarios of the work environment.
Harassment means that you would be receiving psychological aggression through offensive or intimidating behavior from a superior or colleague who uses sexist or abusive language, with the aim of humiliating, undermining or harming. An example of this would be to allow the display or distribution of sexual material.I explain you or give someone a highly offensive nickname.
Feeling unfairly harmed by discrimination at work is not necessarily the same as having an accident at work.
If you feel that you have been treated unfairly, but it is not for one of the reasons listed above, it may be that you are being bullied. Bullying should never be accepted inside or outside the workplace.
Intimidation at work
If you are trying to defend your rights in a case of intimidation because your employer treats you unfairly, you have the power to take legal action. For example, your employer does not have the right to mistreat you for requesting payment of the national minimum wage.
Learn about other rights where the law protects you from being abused:
You have the right to a written statement of employment
data Protection against illegal deductions from wages
Right to paid
holidays Limits on your working
hours You have the right to join a union